In today’s tough economy, preparing students for a future in which more and more jobs will require college degrees takes more than a campus: It takes a village. And UNCG is taking steps to build that village.
The university’s new TEAM up with US program, housed in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, is designed to recruit talented volunteers from the local community to teach, mentor and advise undergraduates. The program targets retired faculty and professional staff as well as UNCG alumni.
“I can imagine any number of people in lots of different walks of life who might want to volunteer and provide back to the community,” says Steve Roberson, dean of undergraduate studies. “We want them to do whatever they want to do to help us educate and support kids.”
By Michelle Hines